|Lucy Lawless In
the Sky With Diamonds?
..how about Xena rocking you off to warrior
dreamland, or a song from
Seinfeld's Elaine, not that there is
anything wrong with that, or Jake
helping you in your progress toward
OK, enough with the cutesy puns.
Rhino Records, the king of the comilation
CD's, is releasing its latest
and greatest March 28 (the day before my
birthday, though that may just
be a coincidence).
Described by someone who has heard it as
"lullabies for adults"--so I
will leave to your imagination at just what
point in the night's
activities you would pop it into the
contains 14 tracks from TV and movie stars
testing their pipes to what I
am told are some pretty pleasing results.
Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher sings
Goodnight, while Jake in Progress' John
Stamos tackles Billy Joel's
Goodnight My Angel. Ex-Xena Lucy Lawless and
Alias' Jennifer Garner also
warble for the benefit of the audience, as
well as Los Angeles
Philharmonic education programs, which get
part of the proceeds (the
orchestra backs the singers on the disc.
Another William Shatner "Lucy in the Sky
With Diamonds"? camp classic.
You know, that star trak from Rhino's Golden
Throats series of stars
butchering, or at least wounding, popular
Not according to one insider--OK, an insider
the opening track--by Scarlett Johansson as
"stunning." And the others?
"Not a throw-away in the bunch." That is
certainly the case with Ewan
McGregor, the patron saint of singing actors
since Moulin Rouge.
Jeremy Irons (Brideshead Revisited on PBS,
as well as all those
theatrical movies) does a darkish,
talk-through (think Rex Harrison if
you can think back that far) version of
Dylan's To Make You Feel My
Love," another reason it may not be for the
The following article appeared in
Stars bid you good night — with a lullaby
Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor and
Eric McCormack won't mind if you call their
newest project a snooze. They're among 14 TV
and movie stars lending voices to Unexpected
Dreams: Songs from the Stars, a CD of
Due March 7 on Rhino, the disc features
the crooning of screen stars, accompanied by
the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Johansson
warbles Summertime, McGregor sings Sade's
The Sweetest Gift, McCormack does Elton
John's The Greatest Discovery.
Others contributing include Nia Vardalos,
John Stamos, Jennifer Garner, Victor Garber,
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Lucy Lawless, John C.
Reilly and Teri Hatcher. Proceeds will
benefit Music Matters, the Philharmonic's
fund for music education.